Former Afan Lido junior Lewis Ridd has been selected to join a Wales under 17 training camp later this month. Lewis is currently with Ipswich Town.
Patrick Finneral gave the Youth an early lead but then saw a penalty saved. To add insult to injury Village went down to equalise. Despite putting the Village defence under pressure they broke and took the lead. Jay Thomas and Finneral saw efforts well saved by the keeper but Finneral hit a screamer from 30 yards to level the scores and give the side a well deserved point.
A much changed and youthful side lost 5-0 at Garden Village on Sunday. With a number of the side now involved with the first team some of the younger players are stepping up to take their places and gain experience of Youth Football.
The Youth lost 2-1 at Risca on Sunday, not for the first time this season one of the outfield players has had to go in goal. We found ourselves 2-0 down at half time but once again Morgan Freeman scored but we weren’t able to find an equaliser.
The youth beat Port Talbot 6-0 this evening. Morgan Freeman headed in the first from a corner. Myles Perkins scored the second and with Patrick Finneral and Morgan Gardner scoring 2 in just over a minute they went in four up at the interval. A less intense second half saw a second for Morgan Gardner with Daniel Merrick scoring the sixth just before the end.
The Youth won on penalties at Garden Village in the Welsh Youth Cup match. They led 2-0 at the interval with Noah Daley netting both. Village came out and equalised within two minutes of the second half before taking the lead on 58 minutes with a penalty. We levelled on 75 minutes through an own goal and regained the lead on 82 minutes with a third Noah Daley goal. Village equalised on 90 minutes to take the game to extra time and scored again on 92 minutes to go 5-4 up. Noah Daley added his fourth on 110 minutes to restore parity and neither side could find a winner. We won 6-5 on penalties with Jack Davies saving two Village penalties. Our penalty scorers were, Noah Daley, Craig Lewis, Toby Link-Jones, Myles Perkins, Morgan Gardner and Sam Hill
The Youth defeated Goytre United 5-4 way in their latest league match. Having gone behind on 13 minutes Morgan Freeman equalised on 16 before Jay Thomas gave us the lead on 23. Morgan Freeman added his second on 40 minutes to give us a 3-1 interval lead. He then completed his hat trick on 64 minutes and Jay Thomas added his second on 76 minutes to put us 5-1 ahead. There was a tense final 15 minutes however as Goytre scored on 75, 80 and 86 to make it 5-4 but we held on for an excellent result made all the better as we went into the game without a keeper. Jack Davies is on holiday and new signing Cameron Boe broke his wrist over the weekend, our third keeper Kieran Burridge who was last year’s number 1 was unavailable so well done to Toby Link-Jones who volunteered to go between the sticks.